Colin Sladen

Head of Platform Technologies, TV Engineering, Sky

Colin has been with Sky UK for 20 years, joining in 1997 to work on the launch of the direct-to-home (DTH) platform, Sky Digital. Following that successful launch he has gone from strength to strength, working in various roles in operations, support, engineering and design.

He has worked on many projects, and was heavily involved in the launch of HD, On Demand, Catch Up, AdSmart (dynamic targeted advertising in linear and VOD content), Sky Q, Sky Store (buy to own VOD) and most recently Ultra High Definition (UHD).

Colin is currently Head of Platform Technologies for TV Engineering and, with his team, has responsibility for the design and delivery of the systems that underpin the secure and high quality delivery of hundreds of channels and thousands of hours of VOD content to Sky’s UK DTH customers.